Vince Griffin, Chamber vice president of energy and environmental policy, will receive the 2009 Natural Resources and Environmental Management Alumni Society Award of Distinction from Ball State University at its April 17 awards dinner.
Griffin, who earned his master’s degree from Ball State in 1975, has been the Chamber’s environmental and energy issue expert since 1997. A registered environmental health specialist, he has held numerous positions in the private and public sectors, coming to the Chamber after a lengthy career at PSI (now Duke Energy).
A Ball State release notes the award is presented to "one who is in a position of distinction, and who has demonstrated outstanding successes in his field, related to natural resources. Recipients are those who have also demonstrated loyalty to or support of the Ball State University Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management."
A former president of the Indiana Environmental Health Association, Griffin currently serves on the board of the Center for Coal Technology and Research at Purdue and the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences at Indiana University.